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Leaked internal documents from a company used by Qantas to outsource baggage handling jobs have exposed shocking safety incidents.

Leaked internal documents from one of the companies used by Qantas to outsource baggage handling jobs have exposed shocking safety breaches at Australian airports in the past six months.

The incidents at Swissport have included guns being left on arrivals carousels, dangerous goods being taken onto planes undocumented, aircraft being damaged and staff working while injured.

As the beleaguered local aviation industry struggles to return to its pre-pandemic capacity, Swissport has acknowledged to staff on more than one occasion it doesn’t have enough workers to sustainably meet the ongoing demand from airlines.

Swissport provides ground handling services for multiple international and Australian airlines, including Qantas.

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